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Genus: Diascia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid I > Order: Lamiales > Famliy: Scrophulariaceae

Sixty-two species native to southern Africa. Many species are pollinated by oil-collecting bees (Rediviva).

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Diascia aliciae


Diascia alonsooides


Diascia anastrepta


Diascia appendiculata


Diascia ausana


Diascia austromontana


Diascia barberae


Diascia batteniana


Diascia bergiana


Diascia bicolor


Diascia capensis


Diascia capsularis


Diascia cardiosepala


Diascia collina


Diascia cordata


Diascia cuneata


Diascia decipiens


Diascia dielsiana


Diascia diffusa


Diascia dissimulans


Diascia ellaphieae


Diascia elongata


Diascia engleri


Diascia esterhuyseniae


Diascia fetcaniensis


Diascia fragrans


Diascia glandulosa


Diascia gracilis


Diascia hexensis


Diascia humilis


Diascia insignis


Diascia integerrima


Diascia lewisiae


Diascia lilacina


Diascia longicornis


Diascia macrophylla


Diascia maculata


Diascia megathura


Diascia minutiflora


Diascia mollis


Diascia namaquensis


Diascia nana


Diascia nodosa


Diascia pachyceras


Diascia parviflora


Diascia patens


Diascia pentheri


Diascia personata


Diascia purpurea


Diascia pusilla


Diascia racemulosa


Diascia ramosa


Diascia rigescens


Diascia rudolphii


Diascia runcinata


Diascia sacculata


Diascia stachyoides


Diascia stricta


Diascia tanyceras


Diascia tugelensis


Diascia veronicoides


Diascia vigilis



  • Steiner, K.E. and Whitehead, V.B. 1990. Pollinator adaptation to oil-secreting flowers Rediviva and Diascia. Evolution 44, 17011707.


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